Alex Winehouse supports his sister's marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil

Amy Winehouse’s older brother has spoken out about her recent troubles – and insists she doesn’t need to go into rehab.

Alex, 27, has spoken to his sister – who is now on holiday in St Lucia – and reckons she is strong enough to kick her addictions without help.

‘We had a long chat,’ he says. ‘She’s very level-headed, believe it or not, even though she’s had some problems.

‘I’m confident she doesn’t need to go back into rehab. Amy’s not capable of doing anything awful. I feel confident she is fine.’

And Alex doesn’t blame 23-year-old Amy’s marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil, 25, for her troubles.

‘Blake has a rocky past, but she’s chosen to be with him and I have to stand by that,’ he tells DigitalSpy.